See it if More developed Beauty & Beast characters, set in NYC. Takes you on a mysterious magical ride with interesting twists of plot and meaning.
Don't see it if Long and a bit labored in spots. Could use more humor in the second half. Don't expect a light musical; it's a drama with a few songs.
See it if You like interesting retellings of a classic and smart catchy dialogue in a fun intimate space.
Don't see it if It occasionally devolved into melodrama at odds with the whip smart fun of it.
"'Glassheart' is a study of opposites, tracing the fine line between the ordinary and extraordinary. In tone and topic, the language is lyrical and conversational...The cast members work well as an ensemble...Overall, the strength of Hardy's writing and the imaginative production elements make 'Glassheart' an excellent choice for those looking to discover exciting new work Off Off Broadway."
“The imaginative ensemble of creatives assembles two hours of inspired and inventive theater...The story wraps up like a perfect package...Reina Hardy has created a text featuring a beautiful matrimony between contemporary dialect and snippets of heightened language. The play drips with heart and ingenuity...Hardy has a gift for telling a story through a feminist and current lens minus beating social commentary over the head."
"The set-up is fascinating in its playful use of the fairy tale, and while at times 'Glassheart' finds ways to be funny and clever, the actors are directed to play the moments with very stylized and overly dramatic line readings that initially keep us at arms length from the Beast’s pain. The songs are a distraction and not performed or written well enough to captivate us...Hardy attempts to try for something darker...but in the end, doesn’t make it compelling."
“‘Glassheart’ is a tale of self-discovery, of the unique nature of relationships and of the search for identity in life’s pursuits...Portions of the play reflect a refined writing style – minimal yet packed with complex themes and issues...The ensemble is quite strong...Even with its faults...’Glassheart’ is enchanting – an engaging, funny and, at times, superbly subtle production that does justice to its source material while also reinvigorating it with new meaning."
“Garmany manages to steal the show...Hardy’s witty dialogue will keep your ears busy, but I recommend you watch the faces of the characters on stage to witness some truly great acting...‘Glassheart’ is a play about weird people with problems, but in the exploration, we come to find that such weirdness lies at the heart of who we all are, and the further out we go from our perceived center, the closer we end up finding ourselves to the familiar."